Thursday, September 15, 2011

Walking Is Good For Your Health And Good For Life

Walking is one of the cheapest forms of fitness and it can help you lose body fat and maintain a healthy body weight. Walking can also  reduce your risk of developing many conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. With each step we take we are making our hearts very happy.

10 Benefits Of Walking

Helps reduce the risks of heart disease
Helps reduce stress
Helps build bone mass
Helps improve balance
Boosts your metabolism
Produces endorphins in the brain
Helps improve your immune system
Increased muscle strength and endurance
Helps with circulation which is good for the skin
Helps you to manage hypertension (high blood pressure) & high cholesterol

Walk for 30 minutes a day at least 3 times a week

You can walk in three 10 minutes sessions
You can walk in two 15 minutes sessions
You can walk in one 30 minute session

Find ways to motivate yourself to move more.

Wear a Pedometer

 To purchase a Pedometer

A pedometer measures the number of steps we take. We can wear it all day to monitor our movement throughout the day. We are supposed to take 10,000 steps per day, are you getting your 10,000 steps in?

So grab a partner and get moving!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I SACHET'D My Way To No More Pain - A Bout With Uterine Fibroids

Many women suffer from pain or cramping during their dreaded, "Menstrual Cycle", aka aunt flow; your period, that time of the month, on the rag, mother nature or the curse - no matter what you name it's all associated with your menstrual cycle. What happens when you experience pain during intimacy; a cycle lasting for more than seven days with heavy bleeding, clotting and cramps that feel like labor? For those of you who've never had a baby, let's measure the pain by saying it's like cramps to the 100th power.  Now it's time to visit the Gynecologist because you can no longer bare the pain and after a few tests your doctor tells you that you have uterine fibroids and you think what is that??

What are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids are noncancerous (benign) tumors that develop in the womb (uterus),

Uterine fibroid cysts are also known medically as leiomyoma or myoma. They are muscular, benign tumors that grow in the uterine lining. Uterine fibroids may appear as one or more growths, are round and oblong in appearance, and vary in size. A uterine fibroid can be as large as a grapefruit, although in rare cases it can grow even larger.

After suffering for years with heavy bleeding long cycles, excruciating pain and being told me that I have uterine fibroid and the best treatment is to have a hysterectomy, I got a little nervous, because it's scary. Over the years, I've taken all types of medication to help with the cramps heaving bleeding and migraine headaches, etc., including OTC medications, nothing worked.

The suffering had got so bad until I couldn't travel, because I couldn't sit for long periods of time while on my menstrual cycle, I had lower back pain, pain in my pelvic area; I couldn't concentrate, I couldn't sleep and my patience were non-existent, all due to pain. I even tried changing my diet as I read it can help and that didn't work. My migraine headache got worse and at that point, I thought I had exhausted all measures to find relief. I knew if I couldn't find a resolution for my fibroids, I needed to work on getting rid of those horrible migraine headaches, as I could no longer live with both. With prescriptions at $45 a pop, it wasn't doing it for me, and neither was the medication; it didn't last the length of time stated in the directions and the side effects were from chills to sweating and nausea - let's just say that would be another blog post.

One day a friend told me about a product that would help me, but me being a skeptic and not sure about taking something else or something new for that matter, my first instinct was to say no, but I decided to give it a try, because I was in desperate need of pain relief. I did some research, read some great things and soon learned that the product would change my life forever. I began taking the product for my migraines,  at first, I didn't really feel a difference in my body other than a little more energy, but then my migraines disappeared and I soon began sleeping through the night, my allergies even cleared up AND…it got rid of my monthly enemy called, PAIN. I had no PMS symptoms and no warning that my cycle was on its way - still no pain??? So I began waiting for the pain to come, like it was a friend. Normally my cycle would last 7 days or sometimes 8 - filled with excruciating pain, but still there was none.

After years of painful migraines, menstrual cycles and being told that I had to have my reproductive organs removed and it all ended with a little "Sachet" and a bottle of something we can't live without, WATER.  I just a dropped it in a bottle of water, shook it and drank! The sachet (tea bag) is tasteless and also odorless, all natural and it works miracles - it most certainly helped me and I'm hoping it can help others, because there is no fun in PAIN!

Click here for more information on other benefits of this little sachet that turns plain water into miracle water.

A Toast To Health - Raise Your Glass To Water

Water plays a vital role in the human body.

  • Muscles consists of 75% water
  • Brain consists of 90% of water
  • Bones consists of 22% of water
  • Blood consists of 83% water 

What does water do?

  • Helps with digestion & helps with the absorption of food
  • Transports nutrients & oxygen into cells
  • Moisturizes air in the lungs
  • Helps with your metabolism
  • Protects your vital organ
  • Helps your organs to absorb nutrients
  • Regulates your body temperature
  • Helps with blood circulation
  • Detoxes
  • Protects and lubricates your joints

Many conditions can be improved simply by drinking water such as, Immune Disease, Constipation, Hypertension, Headaches, Tiredness, Muscle & Joint pain - It's even been documented that water can help with depression.  

BUT - What happens when we consume more sodas, juices and other soft drinks in the place of water?  

You decrease in your body's moisture, gain excess body fat, have poor muscle tone and a decreased ability to digest food. Read more: Symptoms of Not Drinking Enough Water |

The bottom line is, our bodies need water to survive, Raise your glasses for a toast to health, Salud!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Living Healthier LifeStyles'

In order to live a healthier lifestyle, no matter what life changes you are wanting to make, it begins with your mind. If you want to be successful you must first release any negative thoughts and de-clutter, giving yourself a mental detox. If you start with a clear mind your body will follow.

Here are a few steps to assist while making your lifestyle change.
  • Set realistic goals: Whatever change you are making, be sure to keep them within reach or else you will lose motivation and soon give up. Simple change over time can make a big difference.

  • Get a journal: A journal will help you keep track of your daily habits, even if you fall off track a little, still make note of it, as it will assist you in the long run when you need to tweak something to get back on track.
  • Positive/Negative Effect: Thinking Positive; if you say, I will get up an hour earlier to get on the elliptical, you are drawing positive energy towards you. Thinking Negative: If you say, maybe I should get on the elliptical after work, because I'm not a really a morning person, you are starting off drawing negative energy into your life, that negative energy will sometimes linger. So thing positive - Positive - Positive Out - Negative in - Negative Out.

  • Commitment: When making lifestyle changes you have to be committed to the goal(s) you set for yourself in order to see them through. Commitment takes dedication and motivation toward something you feel strongly about doing. Do not make a commitment to something that you don't feel strongly about - evaluate your circumstances and make sure the goals that you are setting are the best goals for you.

  • Motivation: Motivation is key in a lifestyle change. Find out what motivates you and stick with it. write little motivational notes to yourself and post them around - on the bathroom mirror, in your car, at the office. Partner up with someone who has similar goals that way it will be easier for you both to stick with it.
  • Reward: Reward yourself for small accomplishments, acknowledge your success, which will lead to greater self confidence and self motivation.
Remember ---> it takes 21 days to form a habit ---> Stick with it you can DO IT!